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Fallon Sherrock: 'Queen of the Palace' beaten at Q School, ending hopes of PDC Tour Card

'Queen of the Palace' Fallon Sherrock fails to win a PDC Tour Card after losing on the final day of Qualifying School in Milton Keynes, despite her best efforts; the 27-year-old will now concentrate on the PDC Women's Series, with places in TV events, including the 2023 Worlds, on offer

Fallon Sherrock after winning the 1st set during day nine of the William Hill World Championships at Alexandra Palace, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 21, 2019. See PA story DARTS World. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire.
Image: Fallon Sherrock failed in her attempts of winning a PDC Tour Card at this year's Qualifying School

Fallon Sherrock's ambitions of winning a PDC Tour Card are over after the 'Queen of the Palace' lost her second match on the final day of Q School on Saturday.

Sherrock, who defeated Wes Newton to book her place in the Final Stage of UK Q School, has endured a difficult last few days in Milton Keynes with early defeats to Danny Lauby, Josh Richardson and Justin Smith.

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Sherrock is happy to be inspiring a generation of female players to play darts

She went up against youngster Jarred Cole in her opening clash, and the 'King of the Castle' took Sherrock to a deciding leg shoot-out.

However, Sherrock produced a stunning 11-dart leg, including two maximums, before cleaning up 58 to seal her spot in the next round.

Sherrock then went up against Nathan Treadgold, but she fell 4-0 down to the Welshman before mounting a mini-fightback by winning three out of the next four legs. However, it was Treadgold who closed out the contest to end her hopes of progress.

Buckinghamshire thrower Sherrock has been aiming to become the second woman to land a spot on the PDC Tour after Lisa Ashton achieved the feat in 2020.

Knowing she had to win Saturday's tournament outright in order to take her place among the darting elite, Sherrock was simply unable to take her incredible stage form on to the floor.

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The 27-year-old shot to fame at the 2020 World Championship, where she became the first woman to win a World Championship match.

She also reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts, and finished as runner-up to Michael van Gerwen at the Nordic Darts Masters last year.

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Remember when Sherrock reeled in 'The Big Fish' at the Grand Slam of Darts?

What's next for Fallon?

Sherrock is a former two-time winner of the BDO British Classic women's title, but she is determined to add to her trophy cabinet.

Next weekend will be the first Challenger Tour of the year, so anyone who has played at Q School can go to Challenger Tour and anyone doing well in that first week can set themselves up to then potentially be on the Pro Tour as a back-up player. There's also opportunities to qualify for the UK Open and the Women's Series. There's plenty of things to be getting her teeth into.
Laura Turner on Fallon Sherrock

Sherrock will compete at an expanded Women's Series, which will see 20 events take place at venues in the UK and Germany, with places in TV events, including the 2023 World Championship on offer.

Rock N' Roll at Q School

Northern Irish newcomer Josh Rock and Poland's Krzysztof Kciuk headlined the players to secure PDC Tour Cards as the 2022 PDC Qualifying Schools concluded - as Ted Evetts and Rowby-John Rodriguez also regained professional status.

2022 PDC Qualifying Schools

UK Q School Automatic Tour Card Winners (x4): James Wilson, Darren Webster, Ross Montgomery, Josh Rock

European Q School Automatic Tour Card Winners (x4): Jose Justicia, Brian Raman, Luc Peters, Krzysztof Kciuk

UK Q School Tour Card Winners from Order of Merit (x13): Jamie Clark, Ted Evetts, Connor Scutt, Richie Burnett, Kevin Burness, Scott Waites, Nathan Rafferty, Cameron Menzies, John O'Shea, George Killington, Mickey Mansell, Nick Fullwell, Shaun Wilkinson.

European Q School Tour Card Winners from Order of Merit (x11): Mario Vandenbogaerde, Jules van Dongen, Kevin Doets, Tony Martinez, Danny Jansen, Radek Szaganski, Damian Mol, Jimmy Hendriks, Ricardo Pietreczko, Vladimir Andersen, Rowby-John Rodriguez.

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